What is Byte? How to download and use Vine's successor - Dexerto

What is Byte? How to download and use Vine’s successor

Published: 26/Jan/2020 21:39

by Eli Becht


On January 24, a brand-new app called Byte released and it has quickly taken the world by storm as the spiritual successor to Vine.

Dom Hofmann, the creator of Vine, left the company soon after its acquisition from Twitter in 2017 and got to work on its successor. While Vine was kept alive for a little while on the new platform, the doors eventually closed and fans were left without the app they’ve come to know and love.

The 33-year-old was able to overcome financial hurdles and legal battles to finally release Byte, which he’s calling the true successor to Vine.

Byte brings back the six-second or fewer videos that users enjoyed and immediately after release, it was able to skyrocket to the top of the app store charts for both Android and iPhone users.

If you can’t wait to experience a sense of nostalgia or try out the new app for the first time, stick with us and find out all you’ll need to know!

How to download Byte on Google Play Store and Apple App Store

Byte is available on both Android and iOS devices for free, so you won’t have to worry about not having access unless you’re one of the 10 people out there still using a Windows Phone.

However, if you’re looking for the app in the store, you’re not going to be downloading the top result for “Byte,” but instead, you’re looking for something else.

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Byte is out now for iOS and Android devices.

The actual name of the app is “byte – creativity first” which could end up being the third or fourth result, so make sure you keep an eye on that to ensure you download the correct application.

For Android owners, you can download Byte via the Google Play store while iPhone owners will want to visit the App Store.

How to use Byte

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Byte is out now for Android and iOS owners.

Once you have Byte installed on your phone or tablet, all you’ll have to do is create an account, choose a profile picture, and then you’re in business. The homepage will automatically show you whatever Byte has “rebyted,” so you’ll need to find some new people to follow on the platform if you want to see new things.

As for making your own video, all you’ll have to do is click the big white circle at the bottom of your screen, allow the app access to your camera, and then record your video. The timer only goes when you hold the button down, so make those six seconds count!


TikToker Nessa Barrett slams TalentX’s Michael Gruen: “He hates me”

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:57

by Alice Hearing


Nessa Barrett has slammed TalentX manager Micheal Gruen in the third installment of Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy’s new podcast BFFs in which they talk about all things TikTok drama.

The first episode of the podcast sent fans into a frenzy after the Barstool Sports’ president claimed that Nessa Barrett had found her fame through dating Josh Richards. The host claimed he was “in the middle of a TikTok war” and fuelled drama by tweeting memes and jokes about the situation.

But for their third episode, they actually invited Nessa herself onto the show, and while there appeared to be no beef between Dave and the popular TikToker, it was revealed that the manager of TalentX Michael Gruen and Nessa are feuding.

Fans of Nessa will know that the pair don’t necessarily like each other. After the drama surrounding the first episode, Michael weighed in with his own opinion on an Instagram fan page for the star.

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Instagram: Nessa Barrett
Nessa Barrett has more than 11 million followers on TikTok

He wrote, “I must’ve missed the memo that Nessa – or anyone for that matter – deserves ‘the world’. The earth is inhabited by ~7B people…last I checked Nessa is just one of them (along with myself and everyone else).” Nessa did not publicly reply but she did unfollow him on Instagram.

It turns out that their beef runs a little deeper. After remaining quite held back with her answers for the first half of the podcast, Nessa suddenly had words to say once Micheal was mentioned by Dave.

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She said, “I do not like him. He’s rude. He hates me. He has it out for me. I think he’s jealous because he’s secretly in love with Josh which is no problem but yeah he has called me ugly to my face and in front of people”

Josh attempted to defend Michael, and said that the word “Ugly” wasn’t used, but instead that “he said my taste in women was not good.”

Nessa continued, “He has said like the beginning of quarantine that he wants to send me on a one-way ticket to Mexico and I’ve been sat there alone and I was 17 like he is just rude…I just don’t waste my energy on him I just don’t like him he’s a terrible person” She also added and emphasized that “he is a certified a**hole.”

Michael is yet to react to Nessa’s brutal takedown, but given his reputation, he is likely to respond very soon.